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Lower Saxony was the ancestral homeland of the prestigious surname Grossmann. The surname Grossmann is a nickname surname. Further research revealed that the name is derived from a nickname that was given to the first person who used the name. Belonging to the category of hereditary surnames, nicknames are a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, which can refer either directly or indirectly to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They often described the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. This name was probably derived from the High German word "groz," which meant "large" or "big."

Grossmann Early Origins



The surname Grossmann was first found in Saxony, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the political conflicts of the area. The family branched into many houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions, where they played significant roles in the social and political affairs.

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Grossmann Spelling Variations


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Grossmann Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Grossman, Grossmann, Grosman, Grosmann, Groesman, Groessman, Groessmann, Groesmann, Grosseman, Groseman, Grossemann, Grosemann, Groossman, Grosserman and many more.

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Grossmann Early History


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Grossmann Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grossmann research. Another 248 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1746, 1753, 1781, and 1790 are included under the topic Early Grossmann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grossmann Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grossmann Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Grossmann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grossmann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Grossmann came to Philadelphia in 1741
  • Johann Grossmann, who arrived in America in 1783
  • Johann Grossmann, who came to America in 1783

Grossmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adolph Louis Grossmann, who arrived in New York, NY in 1840
  • Karl Grossmann, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1844
  • Albert Grossmann, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Andr Grossmann, who arrived in America in 1850
  • Carl Grossmann, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Grossmann Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Johann Christoph Grossmann, aged 51, a landman, arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Victoria" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) VICTORIA 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Victoria.htm
  • F. Grossmann arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Steinwaerder"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grossmann (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Grossmann (post 1700)



  • Bernd Grossmann (b. 1928), German-born American publishing company executive with Springer-Verlag
  • Thomas Grossmann (b. 1951), German writer and psychologist
  • Henryk Grossmann (1881-1950), Polish-German economist
  • Dieter Grossmann (b. 1926), German award winning graphic designer
  • Gustav Friedrich Wilhelm Grossmann (1746-1796), German actor, writer and stage director
  • Ben Grossmann, Academy Award winning visual effects supervisor
  • Jiří Grossmann (1941-1971), Czech theatre actor, poetrist and composer
  • Dániel Grossmann, Hungarian conductor
  • Marcel Grossmann (1878-1936), Hungarian mathematician
  • Alexander Grossmann (b. 1930), Croatian-French physicist

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) VICTORIA 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Victoria.htm

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  11. ...

The Grossmann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grossmann Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 23 January 2017 at 19:18.

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